Whenever your heart tells you to 🙂
Well, while over here in the real world, a fascinating new analysis of family data by Nicholas H. Wolfinger a sociologist at the University of Utah, suggests that there is a actual ideal window of time where one should get married. This time can be simplified to your late 20’s to early 30’s.
The interesting tidbit here is, As Wolfinger puts it: “Those who tie the knot after their early thirties are now more likely to divorce than those who marry in their late twenties.”
The cursed number is 32
For every year after the age of 32 the chance of divorce increases. Which is quiet the revelation. Common sense would tell you, that getting married super young is not ideal. You are still trying to find who you are, what you want and your place in the world. The person you were at 19 and 21 is not the same person you are at 25 and above. However at 32 and beyond you surely are in a more stable position in your life, so why does the possibility of a unstable marriage rise?
Well according to Wolfinger, he thinks there’s a selection effect happening here –– “some people who wait a long time to get married simply may not be the marrying type, for instance. “Perhaps people who marry later face a pool of potential spouses that has been winnowed down to exclude the individuals most predisposed to succeed at matrimony,” Wolfinger writes.
Looks like I’m going to have to settle down earlier than I thought 🙁